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Oct 19

Physical Therapy Developmental Motor Skill Checklist

0-2 months:

  • Able to lie on their stomach for short periods of time holding their head up to 45 degrees
  • Able to roll from their back to either their right or left side

3-5 months:

  • Holds head in line with their body in supported sit
    Sits with hand support
  • Brings hands to midline when on their back
    Kicking legs out one at a time

6-8 months:

  • Rolls from back to stomach and vice-versa
  • Sits independently

9-11 months:

  • Transitions from lying down to sitting using arms
  • Assumes hand and knee position
  • Begins to crawl on hands and knees (backwards first)

12-15 months:

  • Pulls to stand at furniture
  • Cruises while holding onto furniture
  • Stands alone
  • Walks on flat surfaces

15-18 months:

  • Creeps on hands and knees up and down steps
  • Rolls and throws a ball
  • Walks into a large ball to kick it
  • Gets on and off push toys (may move them backwards at first)
  • Gets up from the floor using hands to assist

19-24 months:

  • Walks up and down a few stairs with assistance
  • Jumps off ground with two feet
  • Begins to run
  • Walks over all surfaces without frequent loss of balance

3 years:

  • Catches a ball with two hands
  • Walks up and down stairs independently (two feet on each step)
  • Jumps off bottom step
  • Jumps over small objects
  • Pedals a tricycle or ride on bike

4 years:

  • Hops on one foot
  • Goes up and down stairs with one foot on each step (using handrail)
  • Begins to play simple gross motor games easily (3 step directions)

5 years:

  • Bounces and catches a ball
  • Skips
  • Gallops
  • Follows a 4-5 step gross motor sequence
  • Rides two wheel bike with no training wheels